The Wonderful Waltz, Part 4

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

David Dubal in The Greene Space (Stephanie Black)

This week, David Dubal concludes his exploration of the waltz, tracing its history from country to country across piano keyboards. In this final segment, you’ll hear rare waltzes from Russia, popular strains from old Vienna, and the host himself performs a little number by Erik Satie.

Program Playlist:

Claude Debussy: "Valse Romantique"
Walter Gieseking
RTVE Música     

Nikolai Titov: Three Waltzes
Yelena Bekman-Shcherbina
BMG Classics     

Leopold Godowsky: "Alt Wien"
Marc-André Hamelin
Hyperion            

Johann Strauss II: "Frühling Stimme"
Grigory Ginzgurg
Arlecchino          

Frederic Chopin: Waltz in A Flat, Op. 42
Josef Hofmann
VAI Audio           

Percy Grainger: English Waltz
Richard and John Contiguglia
Gemini CD Classics          

Maurice Ravel: Selections from Valses nobles et sentimentales
Heidi Lowy
Bayer Records  

Anton Arensky: Suite No. 1 for Two Pianos, Op. 15: Valse
Lyubov Bruk & Mark Taimanov
Phillips BMG      

Erik Satie: "Je te veux"
David Dubal
ArkivMusic         

Alexander Scriabin: Valse, Op. 38
Stanley Waldoff
Musical Heritage Society

Comments [1]

A wonderful program, Mr. Dubal! Including your performance of Satie's "Je te veux," a favorite of mine. However, the English translation you gave of the title, as "I love you," is incorrect. It is "I want you." Which gives it a little bit different flavor; and to me, I can feel Satie's yearning in the music.

Mar. 31 2016 08:51 PM

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